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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte (LAY’-tee) Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese forces.On this date:In 1707, the first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England a...

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Community Calendar

To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Moore; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro (behind Food City). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.middle...

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Bobcats welcome McCreary

The Bell County Bobcats wrap up their district schedule on Friday when they host McCreary Central for senior night.While Bell County (6-2) is assured of the number two seed from District 4, McCreary is assured of missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season. The Raiders have lost 25 straight games and have gone 5-43 since last making the postseason in 2009.

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Jackets host Somerset

Middlesboro hosts Somerset for senior night on Friday. It’s a match-up of two teams with disappointing records that could both be dangerous come playoff time and will determine the number three seed from Class 2A District 7.The Yellow Jackets (3-4-1) are the defending district champions but find themselves in the midst of a four-game losing streak that includes their first two district games. Somerset went on to with the region last year as the three seed, but was hit hard by...

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Lady Cats finish 2nd in district

HARLAN — For the second straight night at the 52nd District Tournament a team came back from losing the first two games to pull out a 3-2 victory. Tuesday, the Bell County Lady Cats were on the wrong end of the comeback as Harlan County pulled out a 21-25, 24-26, 25-21, 25-18, 15-9 win in the championship match.It was a back-and-forth affair, especially in the tie-breaking fifth game. The teams were tied at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and then 6 on a Katie Jarvis kill. Jarvis appeared to s...

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Lady Railsplitters outlast Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. — The Lady Railsplitters (14-9, 10-5 SAC) outlasted the Mars Hill Lions (7-15, 6-9 SAC) in five sets in South Atlantic Conference action Tuesday night in Mars Hill, N.C. Lincoln Memorial captured its fourth straight win with set scores of 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 19-25 and 15-4. With that, the Lady ‘Splitters snapped a two-match losing streak in Mars Hill’s Stanford Arena which dates back to the 2012 campaign.The Lady Railsplitters return to Mary Mars ...

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Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2 in SEC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings believes the Southeastern Conference can play with any of the so-called best basketball leagues in the country.Leading the way once again this season will be the SEC’s Final Four teams of Kentucky and Florida.The star-filled Wildcats and defending champion Gators were picked by the media to finish 1-2 in the league in voting released Wednesday.“It’s a great league. Anybody that wan...

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Survivor encourages regular exams

Third in a seriesPineville native Claudia Jarvis went to the doctor for a routine mammogram in the summer of 2006.Her doctor performed a biopsy and assured her that the sample was normal breast tissue and because she had no family history of cancer, she could rest assured.On June 26, 2006 her biggest fears became reality when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.Jarvis had a mastectomy on Aug. 12, 2006.She spent the next two year...

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KSP conducts drug roundup

A drug roundup in Bell County where 26 people were being sought on Wednesday resulted in the arrest of 18.The roundup was conducted by Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan, Cumberland River Drug Task Force and Pineville Police Department.KSP Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said the roundup began around 8:30 a.m. Most of the 26 people lived in the city limits of Pineville.The charges against them stem from a yearlong investigation into the illegal sale of ...

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Yard sales explained

The Middlesboro City Council held the first reading of a yard sale ordinance during their regular meeting on Tuesday.The ordinance is geared toward regulating yard sales on commercial property, as well as the hanging of yard sale signs. A second reading is needed before the ordinance is passed.In the ordinance, a yard sale is defined as “the outdoor display and sale of tangible personal property, either new or used, at a temporarily established point of sale such a...

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PCH donates to LMU’s Caylor School of Nursing

Photo submittedPineville Community Hospital (PCH) recently donated two newborn isolettes and two hospital beds to Lincoln Memorial University’s Caylor School of Nursing (LMU-CSON) in Harrogate, Tenn. Pictured are, from left: PCH Chief Executive Officer Milton Brooks; Sonya Engle, LMU-CSON instructor of nursing; Melissa Humfleet, LMU-CSON instructor of nursing; and Dinah Jarvis, PCH director of nursing. The beds and isolettes will be used at the Harrogate main campus and at ot...

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Heed message of ‘Save for Retirement Week’

You won’t see it on the calendar, and it doesn’t inspire any greeting cards, but National Save for Retirement Week is here again. The goal of this week is self-explanatory, but what does it mean to you? Are you vulnerable to the possibility of reaching retirement without sufficient financial resources? If so, how can you ease this risk?

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New anthology investigates human relationships with water

MotesBooks has released the fourth volume in the Motif anthology series. The volume is titled, Seeking Its Own Level: An Anthology of Writings about Water.This volume was edited by Denton Loving, a writer from eastern Tennessee. Loving works at Lincoln Memorial University, where he co-directs the annual Mountain Heritage Literary Festival and serves as executive editor of drafthorse: the literary journal of work and no work.His own fiction, poetry, essays and reviews hav...

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LMU lecture to feature Dr. Vernon Burton

Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) annual R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture presented by the Abraham Lincoln Institute for the Study of Leadership and Public Policy and the LMU-Duncan School of Law will feature Clemson University’s Dr. Vernon Burton.The program is free and open to the public and will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Arnold Auditorium of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum.

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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves.The types of harassment Pew asked about range from name-calling to physical threats, sexual harassment and stalking. Half of those who we...

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News in Brief

Man charged with assault when online romance soursLONDON (AP) — A Georgia man charged with assaulting a woman in eastern Kentucky has told police he thought she didn’t match the description she had given on the Internet.Laurel County Sheriff’s spokesman Gilbert Acciardo Jr. says 33-year-old Cornelius Jefferson of Monroe, Georgia moved to Laurel County to be with the woman, whom he had met online.Acciardo says the documentatio...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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